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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  2,649 ratings  ·  182 reviews
The hottest young voices in urban literature and New York Times best-selling authors of The Cartel series, Ashley & JaQuavis bring you the first in a highly-anticipated new trilogy, Murderville. In the cruel underground world of the human trafficking market your life is not your own to live and love is usually lost at the hands of fate, but for Liberty and A’shai, two ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Cash Money Content
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This was a really good book by Ashley JaQuavis..They are very talented writers...When they get a hold of a pen magic happens...The only thing I don't like about their books is that there are never any happy endings...I can honestly say I have never read a bad book by them...All their books are really good.
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Murderville by Ashley & JaQuavis - 4 stars
I was impressed with this urban lit love story. Liberty and A'Shai were two kids from Sierra Leone trying to escape their terrible circumstances when fate forced them to suffer even more. As they grew up apart, they constantly dreamt of one another. Through years of extreme experiences (both learning the tricks of the streets - getting paid for sex while using drugs and the other learning how to kill and destory by selling drugs) they met up again on
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is.....WOW! After reading Murder Mammas and being completely disappointed, I didn't have high hopes for Murderville. I was wrong. I finished this book in hours, feverishly turning the pages, needing to know what was going to happen next. The story in its totality is heart wrenching. All that Ashai and Liberty go through breaks your heart, especially Liberty. I can't wait for part 2. I hope it won't disappoint.
Oh, urban fiction, how I've missed you. This is my first foray into audio urban fiction, and I can't recommend this enough! Soap opera, plot twists, adventure, action, the start of a trilogy. I think the audio version actually allows you to NOT dwell on the sometimes clunky writing and just enjoy this for what it is : a DAMN good story!
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
‘And all my life I prayed for someone like you, and I thank GOD that I finally found you…’

Young warrior A’shai is being trained for battle by his father as they destroy a village with murder, rape, and fire. A’shai finds himself rebelling against his tribes’ beliefs by saving young Liberty as she watches his kinsmen murder her family. Thus begins the tale of these two babes from Sierra Leone as they journey through kidnappings, beatings, and near death e
India Smith
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good book.
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good read by A&J. I didn't know how the pages behind this story were to unfold but they surely did a good job with it.
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read.they will have you so deep in their lives that you think it's real. The love story within the novel is amazing!!!!!
Winter Sophia Rose
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Heartwrenching, Inspiring & Engrossing! A Pleasantly Surprise & Brilliant Read! I Loved It!
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Man this book was bomb as shit, I also got to meet these to authors and the exprience was great!!!! I could reread it again!!!!!!!
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good drama, action pack thrill of a book. I give this book a four point five star; I didn’t like how one of the main characters exit in the ending. I would have given you a five star if the ending was good.
Teresa B Howell
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading this author’s work. I must say, I was blown completely away. The love story had me on edge, in tears and then angry. A truly emotional book. I will definitely finish this series.
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Murdervillle by Ashley and Jaquavis is a story of two little kids as they walk through their past.Liberty and A'Shai are grown up but as Liberty's dying A'Shai walks her through their past reliving their journey's through the streets. Their story will take them from an arranged marriage, Mexico's drug cartel, child brothels. hustling in Detriot, to escaping L.A's underworld. But ultimately, this story of love and redemption that will leave you breathless from the first page until the unpredicta ...more
Melanie Lewis
Mar 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I would have given it four stars because although the story line was a bit depressing it was well written and a page turner. However, as a brown skin black woman-as I'm sure a lot of their readers are- I found it very offensive w/the authors incessant obsession w/subtly promoting lighter skin or mixed characters as better looking or in a better light than dark or brown skin characters. Liberty one of the main protaganists was held in high esteem for her looks-as it was noted because she was a li ...more
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read this because it advertised itself as "street fiction". I will have to assume from this story that "street fiction" is going to reflect the following: sex slavery, child abduction, murder, mafia, drug addiction, and drug trafficking. The story was painfully self-conscious, but the characters were fairly well-developed and at first quite sympathetic. By the end, I was disgusted with everyone. So many things went against these two youngsters, and yet their spirits were strong, and they staye ...more
India Jones-Tanner
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Ok, maybe I need to stop reading A&J's books. I'm finding that they are recycling the same plots in their books. I'm not going to rate the book on this, only on the drama that took place.

A'Shai and Liberty were forced together after A'Shai saved Liberty from being raped. Trying to be a man and protect Liberty, Shai lead them straight to hell on Murderville.

Their lives takes separate turns, Shai's for the better and Liberty's pure hell. Fate would unite A'Shai and Liberty again, but not afte
Iona Sawyer
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I went out into the field looking for a book to read. Murderville 3 kept being mentioned and how everyone is waiting for it to be released. The 1st one didn't catch my attention but w/ Ashley and JaQuavis being one of my favs I finally gave in. The. book was so good I read it n one day and then went and listened to the unabridged version. I was on the tip of my seat. The thrill and action of the street had me grinning and jumping. The drama that A'Shai and Liberty went through from beginning to ...more
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Consistently Intriguing: A++

in have to say, just don't think I've read anything like this in a long time. it's like fiction meets non fiction. because the fictional characters lead lives as told by the authors but also almost like life stories of these same characters as children growing up in Sierra Leone. I very much enjoyed reading this book. read from cover to cover in one sitting, could never once put it down.
Chrystal Phillips
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, library
So the story is great, but I'm not particularly a fan of romance or erotica; whichever this one falls under. It could have been a great story except for the constant pleasuring that is happening. I also understand it is a new fiction - for me, not a fan. Not interested in reading the next two. That being said, the story/plotline wasn't bad, but I'm more of an adventure, scifi, mysteries etc.
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have had this book for forever and a day....why did I wait so long to read it I don't know....Liberty and Astory really pulled on my heart strings the best love story ever*tears* I was shocked by the ending and I can't wait for part 2 so i can see what Po is all about
Amy Rosenkoetter
I cannot comprehend how so many people have given this a 5 star review. The entire novel, or at least as far as I could get in it, is nothing but one gratuitous scene of obscene violence after another. There just didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for it other than making sure the protagonists experienced excruciating situations. That said, the authors raced unreasonably through scene after scene with very little attention paid to character development, setting, or actual plot points, and wit ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Aug 03, 2018 rated it liked it
That ending was DEPRESSING!! I mean I liked the book, but that was just... ugh!! Why put me through all that to have a messed up ending?? Sigh..... oh well, this is a series and I’m curious so guess I’ll move on to the next book, anyway.
Icsis Dixon
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Really good story ready to see read the next book to see what happens to liberty and is baron going to save her. I wish Ashai would have lived. I was liking that character.
Bridgette Hennings
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay well I didn't actually read this book I listen to it on Audible and it was absolutely one of the best series of books that I have listened to. You must read the entire series. My absolute favorite book was the Black Dahlia. MOSTLY because I love a boss b**** story.
Paris Jackson
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I like everything about the book it was a great read makes me wanna read more books from this author
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: street-lit, series
First read by Ashley and JaQuavis. I hate cliffhangers. But, I have already reserved books 2 and 3 from my library. It was good and I'm looking forward to the next installments.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's an okay read!
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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE COLEMAN is one of the most successful female writers of her time. The feminine half of the popular married duo, Ashley and JaQuavis, she has co-written over 40 novels, including the bestselling Cartel series. Several of her titles have hit The New York Times bestsellers list, but she is most widely regarded for her continuing racy saga, The Prada Plan. Born in Flint, MI, she was ...more

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